Monday, December 29, 2008

Ned the Snowman

It finally warmed up enough for the snow to get a little wet and sticky. Which means Allen has gotten his wish. Allen has wanted to build a snowman since the snow first came but the snow has never been able to stick together because the temperature has been hovering around 0 degrees F. So every day Allen has asked me and we have gone outside and tried to build a snowman and have never succeeded. So when we saw that it had warmed up to a much blazing 30 degrees we rushed out in the dark make us a man. It was a lot of fun playing with the boys. It was a perfect end to our family night together.
Allen is so excited that he can finally make a snow ball.
Carter is just looking cute sitting on a snow bank in the yard. His favorite thing to do in the snow that night was to eat it.
There he is... Ned Frosty Meagher. The boys just hanging out with Ned in the snow.
Ned just told Allen a funny joke. Ned just cracks Allen up. It was really nice for Allen to have someone his own size to hang out with.
All and all it was just fun playing together. We had a great time in the white stuff.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas here in the Meagher house. It was a very white Christmas which we are not used to but we loved it. There is a lot of snow I would say we have 3 feet and it is still snowing right now with no sign of stopping all week. But anyway, this was our first Christmas by ourselves. We have always gone to one of the Grandparents houses. We really enjoyed being home, it was a lot of fun. Christmas morning we got up, opened stockings, then presents, called family, played and then got ready to go eat Christmas dinner. We drove up the mountain to my sister's and then to her in-laws to eat Christmas dinner. So I guess we weren't completely alone this year. Every one was way too good to us this year. We have been really tight on money and thought it would be a thin Christmas but because of all the people (who for some reason love us) it was a very fat Christmas. People I didn't even expect things from sent the boys gifts in the mail. Everyone's generosity really brings tears to my eyes. Thank you everybody for making this one of the best Christmases we have ever had!

Dad and Allen attempting to play in the snow. The snow is so deep it is hard for Allen to do much.
Allen playing in the cave the swing set made.

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Daddy and Allen jumping off the porch into the snow.

Christmas Eve we acted out Jesus birth. This is us all dressed up. We had Allen be Joseph after much convincing. He really wanted to be Nephi from the Book of Mormon.

Carter and Allen got to open there Christmas p.j.'s the night before Christmas. Aren't the so cute?
Carter just looking cute.
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On Christmas Eve Carter started taking some of his first steps. It was so awesome.

Wow, Santa came! We didn't put out any of our presents until after the boy went to sleep. So they were very excited to see this Christmas morning.
Our stocking (that Kevin's Mom made for us) after Santa filled them.
The boys opening there stockings.
Carter opening a gift from Grandma and Grandpa Tulett.


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Allen opening gifts from Grandma and Grandpa Meagher.
Carter enjoying his new fire truck from Santa.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Beginning of the Snow

When the snow first started it was a lot for fun for Allen to go out and play in it. The only sucky part of snow is that apparently where we live now doesn't have very good packing snow. Allen has been dieing to build a snow man but every time we try it just falls apart. Poor Allen. We keep trying though.

Allen going down his snow slide.



Look how happy this kid is in the snow.


My kid just loves the snow.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Lasterday


I just had to blog about this so that when he doesn't say it anymore I will still remember. Anyways, Allen always says "lasterday" instead of yesterday. It's kind of a mix between last night and yesterday. He normally has such mature speech for a 3 year old that when he throws in things like that it's just really funny. Not to mention that he normally is very serious when he uses that word. Like, "No mom, I just did that lasterday. So, I don't need to do it again. I will just pick up my toys next year okay." He also has a hard time differentiating between weeks, months, and years. Which I must admit that I use to my advantage sometimes. Anyways, that's Allen's cutest word for the month and maybe even the year or week. Well, he doesn't know the difference.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Two of a Kind

Yes, I know that you recognize there faces. But here they are again. My boys just love being with each other. Carter was wearing his hat and Allen just had to wear his. Allen has also been complaining a lot about Carter crying in the night. So I sat down with him and had a talk. I told him that if it bothers him so much we could move him out of the room with Carter. Then they would have there own rooms. Allen started to cry and said "Carter loves being with me in our room. I don't want to move out." It was so sweet. Then we talked about some tricks he could use to not be bothered by Carter at night. So far no more complaints and everything has been going smooth again.

There they are the cutest boys I know.

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Allen just got a "learn to play the harmonica" kit from Grandma Meagher. He does okay when he is trying but Carter thinks it's so funny that Allen can't stay focused for very long. Carter gave off one of the strongest belly laughs I have ever heard. He could hardly breath. I guess it's good to have a brother. Well it's at least funny.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Mary and Joseph

Kevin and I were asked to me Mary and Joseph for our ward Christmas party. I don't know why I get like this but I was way stressed about it. But as soon as we got on the stage in our bed sheets it was really not a big deal. We actually had fun. (Don't tell Crystyne that because I still plan on making her pay for telling them to ask us instead of her.) Kevin's parents got to come and see us in the play and spend some time with us this weekend too. That always makes us happy. Anyways here are some pictures of Kevin and I as the famous couple.



When I was trying on my bed sheets and shawl at home I said to Cheryse are you sure this is okay? I think I look like a middle eastern woman. She kind of cocked her head and said wasn't Mary from the middle east?! I felt really smart!

First Snow

We had our first real snow! Having snow at our house made us so excited that we couldn't pass up going to Denise's house to do some sledding. Kevin was working so it was just the boys and I that went up. We had so much fun. It seemed to take forever to get the run all groomed and stuff but once we did it was pretty decent. It had a good speed and went for quite a while. Allen could have gone down it all day and night. Carter slept in the car most of the time but still got to go down it once with me before we left. We topped the sledding off with hot cocoa and baked potatoes at my sister's house. It was lots of fun.

Carter in his snow suit. All buckled up in his car seat unable to move it reminds me of the kid in the movie A Christmas Story.

Carter playing in the snow for the first time in his life. He even got to taste some. mmmmm!

It took Carter a long time to wake up so Grandma kept him company until he was ready. Thanks Grandma.

Everyone took turns going down with Allen. Here he got to go with Auntie Denise.

Allen only walked back up the top a couple of times. Here Denise and Kaylee were nice enough to give him a ride back up.


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This is Allen and Denise on one of his many sledding runs. It doesn't look like they are going very fast but I'm running after them so it's really hard to tell.

Thanksgiving

Sorry it's taken me so long to do my Thanksgiving post. We forgot to take pictures of the food and the dinner anyways. So your really not missing much. But we did have a most excellent holiday. My parents and sister came over and stayed with my sister Denise for Thanksgiving. So we all got to spend it together. This year was also the first year that my family has ever let me help or bring any food. So I was way happy to be able to participate. Last year my mother-in-law had me help her with almost all of the dinner it was a lot of fun. So it cool to be able to help again. I brought a couple of veggie dishes, an apple pie, nanaimo bars, and some of my favorite kind of cookies. It turned out to be a really yummy dinner, everything that everyone made was so good. Allen got to say the Thanksgiving dinner prayer. He was very excited and did a pretty good job. He said many things he was thankful for. Oh and not to mention, on thanksgiving day all of the group got to go roller skating for free. It was Allen's first time. I think he had fun. All and all it was an awesome holiday.

This is Carter and Coda (my sister's dog). They have a real loving relationship... as long as it is through glass.


Grandma and Grandpa Tulett and Carter. They hung out a lot while we skated. Although my mother did go skating a little bit. She is a very brave 65 year old.


Cheryse took Allen around once and ended up just pulling him most of the way.


Allen when he first put on the skates. He was so excited to get them on but, when he did and couldn't really move I think he felt a little gypped.